High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society have commissioned a 7 plank Private Owner coal wagon from West Wales Wagon Wagon Works in the livery of local coal and coke merchant W. V. Baines & Son Ltd.
Based at 20 Frogmore, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, W. V. Baines & Son Ltd was one of the largest transport company with a branch dedicated to fuel supplies in the area. Their coal office was situated in Prior Road opposite the old fire station (now part of Primart’s shop). The company no longer exists and no photographic records have been found but we know from records of wagon ownership held by Longmoor publishers that Baines had one or more private owner wagons.
This year’s WYCRAIL ’13 exhibition on Saturday November 2nd, will once again, following last years successful move to the bigger, better and brighter venue of The Cressex Community School, Holmers Lane, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4UD on Saturday November 2nd.
WYCRAIL ‘13 will have 27 high quality and inspirational model railway layouts, of both British, North American and Continental outline and in a wide range of scales and gauges including Z, N, 3mm, 00, H0, EM, P4, 0 and narrow gauges. Full trade support will be present ranging from tools, kits, electronic components to R-T-R models and books. The famous manufacture Hornby Hobbies will once again be a welcome presence at the show.
The venue is conveniently close to the M40 Junction 4 and the free vintage bus service will once again be operated between Wycombe Railway Station (Chiltern Line), Wycombe Town Centre and the and the nearby free Cressex (Cinema) Park and Ride to the Cressex Community School.
Further information and details can be found on the Societies website at www.hwdmrs.org.uk